He appeared through the lounge door holding his left arm out, with a loose fist, looking me directly in the eyes, a kind and warm expression. “Hello Jonny.” “Hello James.” I held his fist in an unusual but genuine, sort of handshake. I can’t remember the first few verbal exchanges but the atmosphere was bright… Read More The totally absolute unlikeliness of being a person.
I come from nowhere And you should go there Just try it for a while The people from nowhere Always smile Their eyes are all frozen over The sides of their faces pooch out at the corners Because that’s what happens when their mouths turn up On both sides Which is why we can tell… Read More I come from nowhere.
I wrote this in September 2016, before I knew anything about the concept of ‘masking’ in autism. The Glass Mask is a tool, but often an incumbrance. We all wear our personality traits (masks) and behave in special ways for different people, in different circumstances and in different social contexts and cultures. A measure of… Read More The Glass Mask
Consciousness creates. We are continually engaged in the act of conscious perception and interpretation. We are creating our own reality, which means conscious creativity is a constant. In the realm of art and creativity, in whatever medium, consciousness is crucially, at the core. Consciousness is everything. Back in 2007 at art college, I spent a whole year on… Read More Co-Creative Dialogue
A small selection of photographs, with more here. paint | digital print | record
‘This Being Human’ is a book of some of my best photographs and poems, which are my reflections on the spiritual mystery of life, written during an introspective two year period. My photos are shots of a wide variety of unusual and ordinary people and places. Setting the photos and poems together, I hope to… Read More This Being Human (book launch).